Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Librarian Job @ the University of Lagos (UNILAG)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the vacant position below:
Job Title: Professor Librarian
Qualifications and Requirements
·         A candidate for this post should possess a good first degree plus Ph.D in Library and Information Science or any other related discipline not less than ten (10) years of professional and research experience since becoming Librarian II in a University out of which three (3) years must have been spent on Reader Librarian Cadre and must be registered with Librarians Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN).
·   A strong proof of continuing research with appreciable evidence of scholarly publications in reputable journals published both locally and internationally is required.
Salary Range
CONUASS 7 (N2,485,099.00 - N3,209,140.00) per annum.
Job Title: Assistant Librarian
Qualifications and Requirements
  • A candidate for this post should normally possess a good first degree plus a Masters degree in Library and Information Science or any other related disciplines and registerable for a Ph.D. programme.
Salary Range
CONUASS 2 (N794,260.00 - N957,402.00) per annum.
Condition of Service

As contained in the approved conditions governing service of Senior Staff of the University.
Application Closing Date
13th December, 2018.
Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should forward ten (10) copies of their Detailed Application which should include candidates Curriculum Vitae as follows:
  • Names in full
  • Place and Date of Birth
  • Home Address
  • Present Postal Address
  • Gender
  • E-mail
  • Phone Number (Mobile)
  • Nationality at Birth
  • State/Local Government Area/ Ward
  • Marital Status
  • Number and Ages of Children
  • Secondary and Post Secondary Education (including dates and Institution)
  • Academic and Professional qualifications (including Distinctions with dates)
  • Statements of experience including full details of former and present post
  • Current Research
  • Details of Publications including: Authorship; Candidates should state their contributions; evidence to support the contribution should be produces where possible.
  • Date of publication
  • Other activities outside current employment
  • Names and addresses of three referees
  • Proposed date of availability for duties, if appointed
Applications and supporting materials should be forwarded to the address below indicating the post for which application is made at the "Top Left Corner" of the envelope, and
CLICK HERE to complete the online application and attach the "Acknowledgment Print-out" to the hard copy of their application:

The Deputy Registrar (Human Resources Management Department),
Second Floor, Senate House,
University of Lagos,
Akoka - Lagos State.

  • In addition to stating names and addresses of three Referees, applicants should request their referees to forward references on their behalf to the address above
  • Candidates should include a bound copy of their publications to their application.

Polytechnic Librarian Job @Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic

Applications are invited from qualified candidates to fill the position below:
Job Title: Polytechnic Librarian
Kaduna State.
  • The Polytechnic Librarian shall be responsible to the Rector for the provision of library services in the Polytechnic.
  • Responsible for Library Services of the Polytechnic.
  • Preparation of Library Budget.
  • In attendance at Governing Council meeting.
  • Member, Academic Board.
  • Member, Management Committee.
  • Member Junior Staff Appointments, Promotions and Disciplinary Committee.
  • Desk Officer on TET fund Library intervention.
  • The applicant must be a holder of MLS in Library Science with eighteen (18) years cognate experience or PhD with fifteen (15) years cognate experience.
  • Must provide evidence of membership with the Library Registration Council.
  • Must provide evidence of journal publications, conference/seminar papers and book of proceedings.
Terms of Appointment
  • The appointment is for an initial period of four (4) years renewable for a second and final term of four (4) years.
  • The salary of the Polytechnic Librarian is CONTISS 15.
  • An official car
  • Sabbatical within Nigeria on completion of tenure provided the officer is not retiring.
Application Closing Date
24th December, 2018

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates are to submit twelve (12) copies of their hand written Application including photocopies of certificates and CV to the "Registrar" using the address below indicating:
  • Name (surname first and underlined).
  • Date of birth.
  • State of origin and local government area.
  • Postal address, email and phone numbers.
  • Marital status.
  • Educational institutions attended and qualifications obtained with dates
  • Publications (a) Journals (b) Conferences and book of proceedings (c) Paper presented at conferences or seminars.
  • Working experience with dates.
  • Name and address of present employer, salary and current status.
  • Services to community, state, national and international organizations.
  • Names and address of three (3) referees.
Applications are to be submitted in a sealed envelope labelled “Application For The Post of Polytechnic LibrarianNuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, P.M.B. 1061, Zaria” to:
The Registrar,
Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic,
P.M.B. 1061,  Zaria,
Kaduna State.
Applicants should request their referees to send confidential reports on them directly to the address above.

Note: Candidates will be required to produce the originals of their certificates and other credentials at the interview.

Nigerian Information Professionals Innovation Ambassadors Network

Emerging Library and Information Professionals in Nigeria
Aims of the program:
  • To strengthen leadership and innovative skills among young leaders so as to enable them transform libraries to engines of development by meeting individual and community needs in a constantly evolving environment.
  • To provide a platform for emerging leaders in the library sector to network, share experiences and learn good practices, and work collaboratively in order to develop innovative services that will drive change in their communities.
  • To increase the cohort of leaders who can effectively represent the wider library and information sector on the national, regional and international arena.
  • To provide strategic leadership for young Library and Information Professionals (LIP) to enable them create and scale new models of service delivery in Nigeria.
     1.  Eligibility criteria
Library and information professionals working in any academic, public or special library are eligible to apply for this program. Selection of candidates will be based on the following criteria:
  • Current qualifications: at least a first degree in LIS from a government recognised and/or accredited tertiary education institution ( Postgraduate degree is optional)
  • Age eligibility 25 – 45 years;
  • Work experience 5 – 15 years;
  • Proficiency in English;
  • Potential to explore and embrace emerging technologies;
  • Willingness and ability to share what is learned with others in the profession;
  • Ability to work as a team member and without supervision; 
  • Ability to work within timelines
     2.  Application procedure

       Application should include the following:
  • 200 word motivation essay explaining why you want to participate and how you hope to implement skills gained to impact your community/library
  • A brief CV (stating academic qualification with dates, work experience with dates, current job description and responsibilities)
  • Letter of recommendation from your current employer OR Letter of recommendation from the Nigerian Library Association.
      3. Please note:
  • The program will be offered in English language
  • The program will deploy e-learning courses through online Moodle platform.
  • Topics to be treated will include Advocacy, Innovation; Community information needs; Time management; Individual and Team projects amongst others.
  • The 18 month program will be divided into streams (1st stream: December 2018; 2nd stream: September 2019; 3rd stream: June 2020)
  • The program will provide participants with basic accommodation, transportation, breakfast and lunch during each face-to-face meeting.
  • Submission deadline November 19, 2018
  • Successful applicants will be notified on or before November 26, 2018
  • Program start date is December 2018
  • Late application will not be considered
Submit your application by email to: younglibrariansnetwork@gmail.com

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

2019 Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program: Call for Application

The call for applications for the 2019 Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program has been made.

The Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program has welcomed 90 library and information science professionals from 39 countries.

This program, jointly sponsored by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and OCLC, provides early career development and continuing education for library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies.

Up to five individuals are selected for participation in this intensive four-week Fellowship program, based at OCLC headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, USA. The 2019 program will run from 16th  March - 12th April 2019. The program gives Fellows opportunities to meet with leading information practitioners, visit libraries and other cultural heritage institutions, and explore topics including information technologies, library operations and management, and global cooperative librarianship.

Application deadline
28th September 2018
Download the form: https://bit.ly/2LDniHQ
Submit application materials: https://bit.ly/2PhPd2d